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SSI AOWI Standards Question

Discussion in 'SSI: Scuba Schools International' started by tstormdiver, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    OK, here is one for those in the know. I am working towards my AOWI. The latest standards (USA) require that the AOWI candidate have 15 specialty certifications before they can apply for AOWI level. I'm all for the tougher standards. I currently have 12 actual certifications right now with another 3 being AOW (4 full specialties & 24 logged dives) & Specialty Diver (2 full specialties & 12 logged dives). The divers decided they wanted to put the specialties on 1 card, instead of carrying individual cards. On these AOW & Specialty Diver certifications is marked the specialties the diver has- I did some of the certifications, other instructors completed the others. My question is,... does the specialties listed on the AOW & Specialty Diver that I completed count towards my AOWI requirements (these would complete the requirement, if they count) or do I have to get 3 more individual certifications?
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  2. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kentucky
    5,946
    1,059
    113
    E-mailed SSI & got my answer. The AOWD & Specialty Diver cards DO count towards my requirements. Life is good!
     

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